40. Bluebeard's Bride (World Folklore)

40. Bluebeard's Bride (World Folklore)

Illustration by Gustave Doré in Les Contes de Perrault (1862)

In today's giant of an episode, we delve into the classic tale of Bluebeard's Bride. We cover three different versions of the story, including La Barbe Bleue from France, Knight Goldbeard from Switzerland, and Zerendac and Abu Freywar from Palestine. We also discuss how Bluebeard has influenced the modern-day horror genre, how its message is still very applicable to this day, and Lizzie also blows Zoe's mind by revealing specific works that were inspired by the tale.


Bluebeard Tales From Around the Worldby Heidi Anne Heiner

From the Beast to the Blondeby Marina Warner

The Classic Fairy Talesby Maria Tatar

Why Fairy Tales Stickby Jack Zipes

Folk-Lore of the Holy Land: Moslem, Christian, and Jewishby J.E. Hanauer (1907)

Bluebeard | Description & Versions—Britannica 

Breton folktales: The Cursed Comorre | Under the influence! 

Myth & Moor: The story of Bluebeard